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Morbid and Marvelous

The Chickens of Atlantis and Other Foul and Filthy Fiends, by Robert Rankin – This is the fourth, and presumably the last, book in Rankin’s series of novels taking place in a steampunk Victorian England where War of the Worlds … Continue reading

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Doomsday Averted

Abarat: Absolute Midnight, by Clive Barker – This is the third book in the children’s series about an archipelago where each island corresponds to an hour of the day. It’s been a while since I read the other two, so … Continue reading

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The Sky Fell on Me This Morning

Chicken Little – We’re finally back in the Disney game after a long delay caused by various issues. This was the first completely computer-animated Disney film (Dinosaur not receiving that title on a technicality), and I have to say it’s … Continue reading

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Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future

The ray gun has long been a staple of science fiction, but you still don’t see too many of them around. The main reason seems to be that they would require a major power source, hence making handheld energy weapons … Continue reading

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